Deadline for submissions is 16th of December 2013. The winner will receive the prize of 10,000 PLN (about 2300 euro). Works of the winner and eight finalists will be presented at the exhibition during Fotofestiwal in June 2014 and as a slide show during international festivals of photography.
Grand Prix Fotofestiwal is a competition organized every year, during which we are awarding the prizes to those artists who present cohesive ideas, brave visions as well as excellent photographic technique and who use the photographic language in a conscious manner. We want to present interesting personalities and new trends of contemporary photography. This invitation is directed at individual photographers. The formula of the competition is open and there are no thematic, age or geographical restrictions. The jury consisting of international curators shall choose one winner and eight finalists from the sent pictures.
– 10.000 PLN (≈2300 euro) – MAIN PRIZE
– the exhibition of all finalists in frame of International Festival of Photography (over 20.000 viewers)
– slide show promoting all finalists during international photography festivals, such as: FORMAT International Festival of Photography in Derby (UK), Encontros da Imagem, Braga (Portugal), Photoireland, Dublin (Ireland), Photoville (New York)
– GUP honourable mentioned – portfolio presented in online GUP Magazine (25.000 viewers monthly)
Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director for the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Ireland
Krzysztof Candrowicz, director of FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography in Łódź, Poland
Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival; UK
Claudia Hinterseer, Independent Photography Professional, The Netherlands
Adam Mazur, Curator, Chef Editor of „SZUM” magazine, Poland
Rafał Milach, Photographer, Co-founder of Sputnik Photos, Poland
Marta Szymańska, Programme Director of FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography in Łódź, Poland
Jakub Śwircz, Curator, Lecturer, Poland
Erik Vroons, Chief Editor of “GUP” magazine, The Netherlands
WHY SHOULD YOU SEND PHOTOS FOR GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL 2014?
I decided to submit my project to Lodz because of the open theme, the calibre of the submitted work in previous years and the reputation of the Fotofestiwal. I felt very privileged to be shortlisted and very surprised and honoured to be selected as the Grand Prix winner. It was the first time I had won a photographic award and I feel that this recognition was an important milestone in my career as a photographer, and an important assistance in maintaining the momentum to create new work. It was a great opportunity to connect with, learn from and be inspired by international practitioners and curators, see very high quality work and was a very positive and enjoyable experience overall.
Karl Burke, the Winner of Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2013
I was awarded with the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2012 in the same year, I got World Press Photos and the prize for Polish photojournalists – BWZWBK Press Photo. It was an important year for me. It really helped me in my photography development and enabled to work on new projects. The festival was also a great opportunity to meet people working with photography.
Tomasz Lazar, the Winner of Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2012
RULES OF PARTICIPATION
1. A complete application of the project shall be submitted:
– via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (GRAND PRIX in the title of the message, file size up to 5MB)
– in person / by post to:
Fundacja Edukacji Wizualnej
ul. Tymienieckiego 3
90-365 Lodz, Poland
The project application should be sent in an envelope or packed in any other way that reduces the possibility of damage to the work. Packaging should be labelled “GRAND PRIX”. If the application is sent by post, the date of registration is the postmark date.
2. An application should include:
– a completed form
– all the works included in the project
– payment confirmation (scan, photocopy)
The GRAND PRIX program is the result of crowd-funding activity structured by non-profit organization. REGISTRATION PAYMENT OF 100 PLN (35 USD OR 25 EUR)
3. The payment should be made to the Organizer’s bank account
It should be paid:
– TO THE ORGANIZER’S BANK ACCOUNT
The registration fee is PLN 100 (or USD 35 or EUR 25)
PL 11 1050 1461 1000 0022 7202 7042
Nr BIC (SWIFT) INGBPLPW
– PAY PAL or CREDIT CARD PAY NOW
The registration fee is PLN 100 (≈ 25Euro, ≈35USD; the currency is converted automatically).
Detailed rules of participation can be found in the terms and conditions of the competition.